College of Engineering

MS in CSE Option and Degree Requirements

The MS program offers three options, each requiring a total of 30 credits. The requirements for graduation includes:

Course-Only Option

  • Take 12 credit hours to cover the four core courses: CSE 702, CSE 703, CSE 801, and CSE 804.
  • Take 15 credit hours at the graduate level from CSE, Engineering, Mathematics, Science, or Technology, or other graduate courses approved by the CSE Department. In general, graduate courses from the STEM disciplines are typically approved.
  • Take 1 credit hour for Graduate Seminar 792
  • Take at least 2 credit hours to complete 30 credit hours from CSE courses, approved graduate-level courses (see above), or Supervised research.

Project Option

  • Take 12 credit hours to cover the four core courses: CSE 702, CSE 703, CSE 801, and CSE 804.
  • Take 12 credit hours at the graduate level from CSE, Engineering, Mathematics, Science, or Technology, or other graduate courses approved by the CSE Department. In general, graduate courses from the STEM disciplines are typically approved.
  • Take 3 credit hours of MS Project, CSE 795
  • Take 1 credit hour for Graduate Seminar 792
  • Take at least 2 credit hours to complete 30 credit hours from CSE courses, approved graduate-level courses (see above), Supervised teaching or Supervised research, or Thesis continuation CSE 799.

Thesis Option

  • Take 12 credit hours to cover the four core courses: CSE 702, CSE 703, CSE 801, and CSE 804.
  • Take 9 credit hours at the graduate level from CSE, Engineering, Mathematics, Science, or Technology, or other graduate courses approved by the CSE Department. In general, graduate courses from the STEM disciplines are typically approved.
  • Take 6 credit hours of MS Thesis, CSE 797
  • Take 1 credit hour for Graduate Seminar 792
  • Take at least 2 credit hours to complete 30 credit hours from CSE courses, approved graduate-level courses (see above), MS Thesis CSE 792, Supervised teaching or Supervised research, or Thesis continuation CSE 799.